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Huckabee Protects Molester Josh Duggar Using Lies in Facebook Statement *Updated*

By |May 23rd, 2015|

Janet and I want to affirm our support for the Duggar family. Josh’s actions when he was an underage teen are as he described them himself, ‘inexcusable,’ but that doesn’t mean ‘unforgivable.’ He and his family dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities. – Mike […]

Freaked Out and Fed Up, Media Whines about Hillary

By |May 19th, 2015|

The role of the media in this process is to show voters who these people are, really, and to explain how these people would govern the country if elected. Like the media or not, that’s a very important role — and one that is essential to a functioning democracy. – Chris Cillizza

WATCHING THE Media […]

Rubio Plays Commander in Chief, Jeb Disgraces Himself on Iraq

By |May 14th, 2015|

Likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Wednesday that questioning about how he would have handled Iraq War authorization “does a disservice” to military service members killed in action. [Bloomberg Politics]

AND NOW, following the Clinton campaign over to Medium, Senator Marco Rubio has introduced “The Rubio Doctrine”, which was supposed to challenge Hillary Clinton […]

Mitch McConnell: Remember, Republicans, Fast Track is a “6 Year Bill”

By |May 13th, 2015|

IN AN interview with John Harwood, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell opened his mouth on Trade Promotion Authority and handed progressives a bombshell. Washington Post’s Greg Sargent caught it right away.

“This is a six-year bill,” he added. “So what I’ve said to my members, if we want the next Republican president, who we […]

Humbling of Religious Institutions: Christians “Sharply” Decline, Unaffiliated Rises

By |May 12th, 2015|

THERE IS very bad news for the hot bed of right-wingnuttery represented in the Republican base, as well as Democrats who think wearing religion on your sleeve as a badge will help win a wider majority. Religious institutions Americans once supported, and the male hierarchy that props these traditional bastions up, have lost […]

Paid Leave, Child Care, U.S. Failing

By |May 11th, 2015|

Women in a majority of American families are primary breadwinners or co-breadwinners and caregivers. And the fact is that our policies and our institutions have not kept up with the changing dynamic in the home. – Maria Shriver [Meet the Press]

IT IS stunning to realize that when it comes to being a mother, the […]

Tina Fey’s #LastDressEver, Amy Schumer’s Birth Control (and other stories)

By |May 8th, 2015|

STRIPPING DOWN, Tina Fey proves yet again why she’s a goddess. Jim Messina once again illustrates why Hillary Clinton has him on her team. Then there’s Jeb… W. as his foreign policy advisor? …and we finally see the difference between how the Clinton Foundation gets covered versus Chris Christie wallowing in […]

2016 Stiletto Edition Podcast: Emails, Marco, and a Guy Named Bill

By |May 7th, 2015|

WITH THE State Department’s chief freedom of information officer Joyce Barr making news, we begin by broadening out the reality, which starts with the Associated Press general counsel Karen Kaiser.
2016: THE STILETTO EDITION, VOLUME 5
There’s Hillary on immigration in Las Vegas, the setting of that great photo above.

The media always gets a mention. […]

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Clinton in Las Vegas Makes Historic Statement on Immigration

By |May 6th, 2015|

FOR SKEPTICS and those who haven’t been paying attention, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign has been a bold departure, representative of what a you’d expect from a fearless candidate who is laying everything out for the American people, while challenging potential rivals. Clinton in Las Vegas, the city where I covered the Clintons and […]

Carly Fiorina Watches Hillary in Campaign Announcement

By |May 4th, 2015|

Ms. Fiorina’s long-shot campaign — polls show only a sliver of Republicans would support her at this stage — has nevertheless attracted the attention of conservatives in early nominating states, largely because of her increasingly pointed attacks on Mrs. Clinton and her impassioned anti-abortion position. [New York Times]

BACK WHEN Carly Fiorina was a spokesperson […]